Did you know?
Hoarding is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that compels people to stockpile items and get emotionally attached to them, regardless of whether they have any real value or not.
The living conditions in the hoarder’s home deteriorate quickly and become hazardous for anyone who goes in or around the house. The extreme clutter hinders one’s ability to move freely, compromises the intended use of the premises, and causes mold growth, pest infestations, structural damage, fire hazards, tripping hazards, and various health issues (such as respiratory diseases and infections).
Hoarding is also known to overwhelm the mind, cause stress and anxiety, drain energy levels, lead to family conflicts and financial difficulties, result in depression and social withdrawal, etc.
If you know someone who you think may be a hoarder, there are many places to seek physical and mental health help in our area. Plus there are numerous bonded companies that clean out hoarders homes.
It’s a shame it has to get this far before someone gets them help. Be a friend and help a hoarder and remember, Litter Lady is watching.